Angling: More hounds hooked as the wind impedes bass search
SMOOTH hounds have been arriving in numbers for anglers getting out to sea on the boats.
High winds initially put a stop to anglers' hunt for more large bass – following Ollie Call's excellent 11.3lb catch, as reported last Saturday.
That achievement got people talking – people were amazed at the size of the bass being caught in the River Humber.
By the middle of this week, some of the boats got out.
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Although the bass seemed to be thin on the ground, smooth hounds were out in force, together with rays and lots of flatfish.
The Lincolnshire coast has been perfect for bass – several beaches have been fishing well: Bohemia, Trunch Lane and Chapel. All have been producing bass, many of them being school bass, but there has also been the odd larger fish.
There is also an abundance of flatfish – mostly flounders, with a good number of dabs showing as well.
Meanwhile, Humber Cruising Association's boat angling section ran a crab racing contest last Saturday that raised £600 for charity.
Flatfish have also been out in numbers for Skegness Pier Angling Club members.
In a match at North Shore Road, plenty were caught feeding on the moulting shore crabs close inshore.
Skegness local Richard Leighton made the most of this annual bonanza, running out a comfortable winner with eight flounders and a dab weighing 9lb 1oz.
Some way behind in second place was Corby's Paul Marshall, whose nine flatties and a silver eel tipped the scales at 6lb 4¾oz. He also shared the heaviest flatfish prize with Kettering's Bob Foster – both with 1lb 6oz flounders.
Grimsby match angler Karl Nangle edged out Croxton's Dave Burr by half an ounce to take third place with six nice flatties for 5lb 14oz.
It's hard to keep a good man down, though. Fourth-placed Burr caught a 1lb 3oz bass to take the heaviest round fish award.
Tomorrow's match winner will lift the Goodrick Cup. The action takes place from 3pm to 7pm at Wolla Bank.
There is also an open section for non-members. For details, contact club secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988.
Elsewhere, last Sunday saw the completion of round three of the Squids In Summer series, with Brett Bartram clinching victory.
He targeted the bigger fish at Hessle, which saw an excellent turnout, and landed the biggest flat of the day – a 32cm flounder.
His total length, 244cm, was enough to clinch top spot – ahead of Grimsby England international George Smith, who netted 187cm to finish second.
Squids In owner Scott Richardson finished third, with 184cm. He caught the biggest round fish of the day, a 25cm smelt.
Round four of the competition takes place today at Humberston Creek – fishing from 1.30pm.
The midweek Cleethorpes promenade match is next Thursday – meet at 5.30pm at Ross Castle, fishing 6.30pm to 9.45pm.
Entry is £10 all-in, with a 100 per cent pay-out.